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Football Rumours on Sunday 14th January 2018

last updated Sunday 14th January 2018, 8:48 AM

  • Fulham could bid for Norwich's 26-year-old Portuguese forward Nelson Oliveira.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Getafe goalkeeper Vicente Guaita is expected to become Roy Hodgson's first signing as Crystal Palace manager for £3.5m.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Liverpool are ready to join Manchester City and Manchester United in the race to sign Arsenal and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • As well as Sanchez, Manchester United want to sign 29-year-old Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil from the Gunners.
    (Independent on Sunday)

  • United boss Jose Mourinho is prepared to sacrifice summer moves for Atletico Madrid's 26-year-old France striker Antoine Griezmann and Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale, 28, in order to sign Sanchez on wages of £350,000 a week.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • The player has been given until Friday by Manchester United to sign for them or they will withdraw their interest.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Manchester United may have to pay Sanchez's agent £10m as part of any deal to sign the former Barcelona player.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • Sanchez's family have arrived in London in preparation for his departure from the Gunners, and Manchester City are still in the running to sign him.

  • Liverpool are interested in Sporting Lisbon's 22-year-old Portugal winger Gelson Martins, who has a 60m euro (£53m) buyout clause. The Reds are prepared to pay about half that, but have offered to multiply his salary by five.
    (Correio da Manha)

  • Liverpool are ready to pay £60m for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, 22, but the Ligue 1 club have set a £90m asking price for the France international.
    (Sunday Times)

  • RB Leipzig's 22-year-old Guinea midfielder Naby Keita wants to complete his move to Liverpool - currently agreed for the summer - after Saturday's match against Schalke.

  • The Reds still have a chance of signing Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, despite the 22-year-old Germany international being heavily linked to a move to Bayern Munich.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez wants to make another move for Napoli keeper Pepe Reina, 35.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Barcelona are considering selling five more players in the January transfer window - including 23-year-old Spanish winger Gerard Deulofeu, who is a target for Italian club Napoli.

  • Borussia Dortmund are close to signing Basel's 22-year-old Switzerland centre-back Manuel Akanji for about £19m.

  • But Manchester United are still in the running to sign the defender.

  • Nantes manager and ex-Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has hinted that Paris St-Germain and Brazil midfielder Lucas Moura, 25, has decided to join Manchester United.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Manchester City are interested in France Under-19 midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 18, who joined Lille from Paris St-Germain in the summer.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • West Ham boss David Moyes would like to bring in Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar, 24, on loan but the Serie A club want a £15m deal for the Senegal international.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis says on-loan English defender Lewis Baker, 22, may make an early return to Chelsea.
    (Northern Echo)


  • Stoke are still keen on appointing Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill as Mark Hughes' replacement.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • If O'Neill accepts the offer, Roy Keane is likely to join him as assistant - but the former Sunderland, Leicester, Celtic and Aston Villa boss already has a verbal agreement to extend his contract with the Republic.
    (Irish Independent)

  • Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores had agreed to take over at Stoke but changed his mind.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Watford manager Marco Silva and several players were unsettled by Everton's interest in the Portuguese.
    (Sunday Times)

  • Real Madrid have total confidence in manager Zinedine Zidane, and the Frenchman will have the job for as long as he wants.


  • Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez believes centre-back Jamaal Lascelles is good enough to make England's World Cup squad.


  • New Barcelona signing Yerry Mina removed his boots and socks before walking onto the Nou Camp pitch at his presentation. The 23-year-old Colombian centre-back, signed from Palmeiras, explained it was part of a ritual influenced by a verse from the bible that reads: "With the soles of your feet you will touch the ground you want to conquer.".
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Magpies midfielder Jonjo Shelvey apologised for not shaking Benitez's hand as he came off on Saturday.
    (Evening Chronicle)

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